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divisive

adjective     /dɪˈvaɪ.sɪv/
describes something that causes great and sometimes unfriendly disagreement within a group of people: The Vietnam war was an extremely divisive issue in the US.Separating and dividing divisively     /-li/ adverb Separating and dividing divisiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Separating and dividing
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